Problems might be different, but the way you process them should not.
You need to give structure to your decision-making.
The ability to solve problems well is the ability to take a complex issue you’re facing and break it down into a step-by-step formula that helps you identify the root of the problem.
Three parts to Solve for X:
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You can break down Drive into four categories:
Seven-step system to compress time frames and increase speed:
Instead of reacting emotionally to problems, use the Investment Time Return (ITR) formula to reach an objective conclusion.
Investment Time Return formula:
Don’t complain that the game is rigged. Instead, find a game in which you have a differential advantage.
Ways you give and receive love into 5 categories:
You need to identify what matters the most to you to put a strategy together that fits your level of commitment and vision.
List your tasks and skills. Make a list of all your tasks and skills and determine which ones you are good and bad at.
Identify who’s seasonal and who’s not. Identify who is there to fill a six-year role and who a six-month role
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The less your business depends on you, the more valuable it is.
People often feel lost after a big deadline because their driver is suddenly gone.
To solve this, you need to dive deeper into your Purpose.
Define your purpose by asking:
As your company grows, you will constantly replace yourself with others.
Alongside the growth, you also need to create a contingency plan to replace any important position.
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Rather than competing in games where you’re an underdog, find unexplored new markets in which you can win.
Examine both your unique skill set and the competitive landscape to find your “Blue Ocean”.
Process the competitive landscape by asking:
A simple rule of business is that in order to get, you have to give. Most amateurs are experts at making demands. What they fail to do is offer value first. When you put yourself into the other party’s shoes and lead with how they will win and make money, it will be natural for them to give y...
Working effectively with others will mean the difference between enjoying the process and desperately seeking a day job while hiding under your desk.
Instead of being selfish and looking to see what you could take from others, focus on what you could give them.
You need to define:
Before you act on a problem, you must first “process” what’s happening. The key to success at all levels of business is to know how to process issues:
Optimal processing is:
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